I had never heard this term until I stumbled across an obscure and wildly popular article on Whisper titled True Life: I am An Indigo Child.
I’m sorry… you’re a what now?
But yes, the article told me. This is quite a new term for “children who are believed to possess special, unusual, and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities”, formerly known as ‘Crystal Children’.
So, are they legit? (Look, they’re almost definitely not, but there’s no harm in a little internet deep diving, now is there?)
Writing on Reddit, user glittersocks explained: “I can’t help be attracted to the idea that I may be one. I’m skeptical but the idea of it is intriguing.”
So, what exactly is life like when you have ‘supernatural abilities’? Pretty difficult, glittersocks says.
“I’ve always felt like I never belong anywhere. I remember as a child I was in my kitchen one night with my mum who was cooking. I looked up into the night sky and I asked my mum ‘can we go home?’ It was the strangest thing. Even now I’m older and home is my heaven on earth, but when I stare into darkness I can’t help but wonder if I’ll ever find a place I belong.”
The anonymous commenter has also blamed their mind for being a misfit their entire life.
“I always thought I was born in the wrong time period – like I was born too early,” they wrote. “My mind holds the greatest emphasis on peace and on understanding that I just can’t help but feel that the world isn’t ready for someone like me just yet.”
Mainer345 kept their account of Indigo life nice and brief, writing: “As a kid I remember getting out of my crib and hanging out with beings of different colours. At night.”
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Of course, not everyone who grew up being told they are “Indigo children” bought into it.